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Scratch Build – In Progress Diy-itx <---High Energy---> with Bitfenix, Dremel & AquaTuning- Nov.20.2013

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by La carotte d l'o, 18 Oct 2013.

  1. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    I come here for the weld porn, I remember your mirror polished welded in stainless from previous projects.

    Keep it up :)
     
  2. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Thanks Burnout.

    I'll promise that some hardcore is coming later. :thumb:



    Here's some pictures from tiny progress..

    Got the "arms" for the mb-cover thingy sanded, those we're filled with scratches.
    Wetsanding and polishing comes after i get all parts done for that hingy-thingy..

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    Did some cuts for the Cpu-block cover..

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    ^ Needs to get my wc-stuff and some components before i actually can continue with that.. :(


    Some fitting, and maybe this picture gives some idea from things to come.. (if my amazing sketch didn't)

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    Edit:

    Update..

    Super bright white led inside the optical:

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    Painted the Recon-Player:


    Welded a piece of steel in the edge of faceplate to cover lcd's backlight:


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    Still missing faceplate for the optical:

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    Because i will change the drive as soon i get a new one..


    Just a peek for the look of the finished mod...


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    Connectors:

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    More pictures after i have cut the opening for the optical drives window.

    <---Thanks for watching---> :clap:
     
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  3. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Update 11.1

    Time for update..


    I started to build a motherboard tray.
    It can be lifted up, so i had to make it sturdy enough.

    Also hinges will be partly sunked inside the tray.. So it has to be a little different.

    Here's the start..

    Plate with some markings. I will use corner grinder and 1mm thick cutting disks for cutting.

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    Some cuts..

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    And more.. Corners i smoothened with rotary file..
    Used this time that pneumatic "big boy" tool instead of dremel.


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    Cuts and some bendings done..


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    Lets continue with another part.

    Again some markings.


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    Holes made with these.. Of course i did a starting holes with drill.

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    Part done and bended..

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    And finally welded to the mb-tray frame.


    This part will be the pump holder.. Pump will be placed under the motherboard.

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    Again we continue with another part..

    Markings and cutting with the same methods than earlier..


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    And after bending..

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    Here's some pictures from parts nearly ready to be polished.

    Some holes needs to be done first.. etc..


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    Fits nicely. :)

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    Between these sheets will come red acrylic sheet.

    These plates will be wetsanded and polished to mirror like.


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    Next i will continue with this..
    Backplate of the motherboard needs holes to the connectors etc.


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    Thanks for watching. I hope you liked. :thumb:
     
  4. Noob?

    Noob? New Member

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    This is unique! I like it....
     
  5. Mosquito

    Mosquito Active Member

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    Lookin' good! Nice and compact.
     
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Looking great.:D
    ...I thought the stampings might be for a... reservoir? *hint*poke* :D
     
  7. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Thanks mate. :thumb:


    Thanks!

    ...Hmm :idea: That was actually very good hint.. Thanks Cheaps!
     
  8. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Update..

    Time to make io-panel for the mb-tray.

    Markings..

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    Drilled a starting holes with drill, and continued with rotary file and then filed the rest off with the set of basic files.

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    Noticed that filing 2mm thick acid proof steel aint so funny.. :duh:

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    But.. It can be polished really nicely.. So its fair enough. :D

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    Didn't like the look of the sound connector area, so i did some changes..

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    Got io-shield nearly finished.. Im still waiting for my gfx to arrive..:(

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    And it actually fits nicely. And now i even like that sound connector area too.

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    Gfx-card holes will be shaped partly in that same io-shield, and partly for the frame itself..

    Thanks for watching. :clap:
     
  9. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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  10. Darkened

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    This is pretty much what I remember you by, amazing metal working skills!

    Good call to combine the sound connector holes to bigger ones.

    Darkened
     
  11. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    That io shield. It is epic. So clean. I love it!!!
     
  12. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Thanks mate. :D

    Thanks Darkened, combine was the word what i tried to say.. :D

    Thanks for the feedback. I hope you will watch the rest of the project too. :D
     
  13. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Update


    I wanted give a better look for the psu.

    So i started with ripping it.

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    Then it was time to do new top for it.
    Did some markings and drilled some holes.

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    Then it was time to do some Dremel cuts..

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    Here's the cutted part..

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    After filing and sanding it was time to do some fitting with the fan.
    Fan is modified Bitfenix spectre, i cut it just like i did with the front intake fan.

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    It fitted nicely, so i could bend the plate.

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    Then it was time to continue with the frame.
    I copied the shapes from the top to the frame part.

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    And did some bends for it.

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    Then i welded these two parts together..

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    Here's some pictures how it looks today...

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    Tomorrow it should look a little different. :D

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    Thanks for watching. More coming tomorrow or day after.. :)
     
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  14. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Very great metal work. Amazing!
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Hand filing stainless steel means you earned your rep, and maybe a sore neck.
    Keep doing your magic. :D
     
  16. Nikozii

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    I guess it is acid resisting steel. ;)


    At here your work may look even better than in Muro!
    Keep up absolutely amazing work!
     
  17. Mosquito

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    that looks fantastic! Still some great work goin' on here :thumb:
     
  18. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Thanks for your comments guys!

    Lol @ Cheapskate :D

    [Update]

    Started with the cuts to the bottom of the new psu-cover.

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    I wanted to "steal" some space under the psu.

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    Then i did a part for the opening..

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    And another part for the other side of it..

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    Then i welded them together..

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    And again to the bottom.. Now i have more room for the pcb of the psu.

    But still the new cover looks smaller than original..

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    Continued with the holes for the power connector/switch.. Filed again..

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    And drilled some holes..

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    Then it was time to weld all seams.. With tig, i love my tig welding machine. :)

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    And after loads of sanding it looks like this..

    I wanted to give some similar look for the psu-cover as the case. Allthought there will be loads of holes etc..

    Should look much nicer after wetsanding and polishing.. :D

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    Test fitting to the case..
    Now you might see the reason why i took some room from the bottom, (or not, picture ain't so good as i thought.)
    Psu looks smaller than it actually is. :thumb:

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    Thanks for watching!!:clap:

    More coming later this week...
     
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  19. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Update

    Finished the new psu-cover.

    Here's some pictures for the manufacturing..


    Marked the lines..

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    Holes first..

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    Then cuts..

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    And more..

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    Some little bends..

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    And then the tricky part..

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    And done. Not bad? :)

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    Copied the shape of the "keyhole" to the bacplate of psu..

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    And cut the backplate in right shape..

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    Welded parts together..

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    And did loads of wetsanding with soapy water.

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    Casing of the psu done. :)

    Next the innards inside the casing and some sleeving.

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    Thanks for watching!:clap:
     
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  20. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    WOW :eeek::jawdrop:

    amazing work on that psu case.
     

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